asked questions about Creekside Church
our church schedule and information page for your use.
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- 9:30 a.m.
Fellowship Time - 10:45 a.m.
Sunday School - 11:00 a.m.
(All times are Eastern
is your church located?
We are located at 60455
County Road 113 on the south side of Elkhart, Indiana. Check our
Location page for directions and a
map to our church.
I arrive where should I park my car?
We have a large parking
lot on the west side of the church with plenty of available parking.
We also have handicap parking near the main entrance.
not sure what to expect. Would I really be welcome at Creekside
Absolutely. When you arrive
you'll be welcomed by one of our greeters in the lobby. They can
direct you where you need to go. We also have a "Welcome Center"
where any of your questions can be answered. Our congregation is
a warm and friendly group of people. They will welcome you warmly.
never been to your church before and I don't know my way around.
Our greeters can point
you in the right direction or help you with any questions you have.
Also, there are ushers available that can help you find a seat,
provide a bulletin, and help you find your way around. They can
help you find a Sunday School
class after church. In
addition, there are direction signs in the lobby.
are the rest rooms, water fountain, and nursery?
rooms and drinking fountain are down the left hallway from the main
entrance. They will be on your left. The nursery is down the right
hallway from the main entrance. It is the second door on your right.
should I wear?
us like to dress up for church, others prefer to dress casually.
Wear whatever you feel is appropriate.
should I sit?
There is plenty of seating
in our Worship Center and there are no reserved seats. You may sit
anywhere you wish. Ushers are available to help you find a seat.
does your worship service last?
Our services generally
last about an hour to an hour and a quarter. Only on special occasions,
such as Christmas and Easter, might the service last an hour and
have small children. Do you have a nursery available?
Yes. The Nursery is lovingly
staffed during both the worship service and during Church School.
If your child is under the age of 3, we'd love to care for
them during that time. The Nursery has a crib for those that need
a nap as well as a Mother's Room for feeding times. There are also
facilities available for changing diapers.
The Toddlers Room is
staffed during the sermon portion of worship for all children between
the ages of 3 and Kindergarten.
Children first grade
and up are encouraged to enhance their spiritual growth by participating
in the worship service.
have young children. Are they welcome in your worship service?
Absolutely. You and your
children are very welcome in our worship service. Through worship,
the whole church teaches and nourishes your children in the Christian
way. As the congregation engages in worship, your child will sense
the mystery, awe, and wonder as people engage in the rituals of
music, prayer, and readings. And relax. God put the giggle in children;
don't feel you have to suppress it in God's house. Check out our
of suggestions for making worship a positive experience for
about the older children? Are there any activities for them during
have the Children's Message during the first part of the
worship service where the children can go up front for a special
message. Check the bulletin for time. There are also Activity Clipboards
available to keep them busy during the worship service. These are
available at the Hospitality table.
is this thing called the Fellowship Time?
is an approximately 20-minute time period between the Worship Service
and Sunday School for refreshments and socialization in the lobby.
It's a time to get to know one another better. There are coffee,
juice, cookies, and occasionally other refreshments available. No
charge, just help yourself.
offer Sunday School classes for all ages?
do. We have classes for all ages of children including Junior High
and Senior High Youth. We also have adult classes for post-high
school age through senior adults. Even if you're just checking out
Creekside Church, we want to encourage you to find a Sunday School
class and get connected with a smaller group of people. You can
find encouragement, support, and a place of deeper learning by getting
involved in a Sunday School class. A deeper understanding of our
faith, gained in a small group setting, strengthens our spiritual
walk.Check out our Sunday School
web page for more information on these classes.
involvement opportunities does your church offer?
We offer a lot of opportunities
from music and media to Bible study and teaching. Check our Ministries
page for a partial list and more details.
I find out about other activities?
events are displayed on the projection screen in the Worship
Center before and after the Worship Service. Some
are also announced during the Worship Service. Most are listed in
our monthly newsletter, The Creekside Connection. Events
are also listed here on our web site on the newsletter
page and on the calendar pages.
You can also check out our Facebook
I get the church newsletter?
one of our greeters or ushers and they will get you get a copy of
our current newsletter. Or call or email
our church office. An on-line version of the newsletter
is posted here on our web site and the printed version is available
there as a pdf file for printing.
a wheel chair. Is your church handicapped accessible?
Yes, our facility is
handicapped accessible. During the worship service, large print
hymnals and assistive listening receivers are available from any
usher. We also have handicap parking near the main entrance.
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